From the inception of the College BA/BSc. Degree Courses in the various subjects were offered and Malayalam was taught as an additional language. B.A. Degree Course in Malayalam was started in the academic year 1967-68. The Department of Malayalam came into existence on 17-07-1964. Prof: G. Sankara Pillai, the renowned and well-acclaimed play writer and the atrician was the first head of the Department. Sri N. Neelakantan, Sri K. Vijayan Nair, Smt V. Maheswari, Sri K. Prabhakaran and Sri R. Gopalakrishna Pillai were on the staff as lecturers. Dr. Poovattor Ramakrishna Pillai was the lecturer in Sanskrit. Smt. P.N. SaraswathiBai, Sri P. Bhaskaran Nair, Smt. K.Vijayarnma and G. Raman Pillai, Sri.N.Gangadharan Nair joined the department later. Prof. G. Sankara Pillai served the Department as Head for ten years. He left the Department when he was appointed as Director of School of Drama, Calicut University. Sri N. Prasanna Kumar, Sri. P. RadhakrishnaKurup, Dr. B.K. Krishnan Nair Dr. R.S. Rajeev, Dr. T.A. Geetha Devi, Dr. S.SudarsanaBabu and Dr.C. Unnikrishnan, Sri. Aathman and Dr.T.Madhu, Smt. Ragi R.G. joined the department later.
After Prof.G.Sankara Pilla Sri. N.Neelakantan was the Head of the Department for Nine years and he retired on 1985 and Smt. V. Mahaswary Served the Department as head for 15 years and she retired on 31-03-2000. After the retirement of Smt. V. Maheswari, Sri. N. Prasanna Kumar, Dr.Poojappura Krishnan Nair, Dr. R.S.Rajeev, Dr. T. Geethadevi, Dr. C. Unnikrishnan, Sri. Aathman A.V. became the Heads of the Department.
The Department is proud to place on record it could seat out 40 batches of BA Degree Students. In the beginning, there were only 25 students for B.A. Malayalam course. But none there are 40 seats and every year 40 to 60 Students are admitted to the course. The Department has been producing very good results all these years. More than 90% of the students pass the University examinations and nearly 30 percentage secure First Class every year. Malayalam department has formed and sent out many eminent personalities to the various fields of life. Many of them are working as teachers in colleges and schools. Some of them occupy very high positions in society. Sri. John Samuel is serving as the Asst. Director of Doordarshan, Mr. P.J. Radhakrishnan is, working as a producer in Doordarshan. Dr. B. Ananatha Krishnan is the director of the School of Performing in Hyderabad University. Renjilal is famous film Director, Mr. S. SanthoshKurup is well-known film actor, Sri P.R. Kurup, Dr. C Unnikrishnan, Dr. R.S Rajeev and Dr. Padmanabha Pillai are working as lecturers in DB Colleges, Dr. N .Anil Kumar who was the then First Rank holder of Kerala University B.A. Degree is now working in Sree Kerala Varma College, Trichur, Dr. K. Rajendran and Sri. S. Ajayan are Asso. Professors in MSM College, Kayamkulam, Dr. P. Vijayan is the Principal of Govt College, Dr. K. Abdul Azeez is Asso. Professor, Iqbal College (Retd.), Peringamala, Dr. R .BhadranAsso.Prof. (Retd.) inCatholicate College, Pathanamthitta, Sri. G. Thomas.Is working as Lecturer in FathimaMatha National College, Kollam. DrGirijaAsso.Professor N.S.S. College, Pandalam. Dr.K.B. Selvamony, Asso.ProfessorUniversity College, Dr. Ashraf NizaAsso.Professor, Women’s College, Trivandrum. Sri K.Krishna Kumar additional District Majistrate, Malayalam Critic and TV Anchor Dr.T.K. Santhosh Kumar are former students of the Department of Malayalam.
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